Mahesh Ramchandani, MD, FRCS, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital System

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

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Mahesh Ramchandani, MD, FRCS, FACS

Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery Houston Methodist Hospital System

Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates

About Me

I obtained my medical degree from the University of Cambridge (Downing College) in England. General surgery training was at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, based in London, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1987. Vascular and cardiothoracic surgery training followed, under Dr. Michael DeBakey in Houston. I stayed in Houston and developed a practice that focuses on minimally invasive techniques for cardiac and thoracic surgery.  My peers consider me a leader in the field. I have started cardiac surgery programs at four of the satellite hospitals in the Houston Methodist system and I continue to oversee these programs as vice chair for Cardiovascular Surgery in the Houston Methodist System. 

Each spring I host the Re-Evolution Summit. This conference focuses on advanced techniques in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) that are taught by international faculty – the best in the field. It is widely regarded as a superb conference for learning the principles of MICS, because of the extensive “hands-on” lab component. 

My research interests include various aspects of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and I am actively engaged in trials of new transcatheter devices for aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. I have an extensive list of publications in well reputed and extensively read journals. I have been an invited speaker at many conferences in the U.S. and abroad and continue to travel and teach extensively. 

These achievements and others have been made possible by strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and always putting patients’ best interests first.

Clinical Interests

Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Mitral, Aortic and Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Sutureless valves
Transcatheter Valve surgery (TAVI)
Minimally invasive Coronary bypass surgery
Aortic Surgery
Arrhythmia Surgery
Minimally invasive thymectomy
Blood Conservation

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

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Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
University of Cambridge, UK | 1982
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK | 1988
Vascular Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1990
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1995
General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas | 1993
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center


  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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